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Nicaragua's opposition broadens anti-Ortega coalition

Managua - Nicaragua's opposition parties on Tuesday broadened their coalition against the government of President Daniel Ortega to include right-wing parties and former Contra rebels ahead of elections set for next year.

Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak dead at 91

Apo - Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for three decades before he was ousted amid the Arab Spring protests in 2011, died Tuesday at age 91.

Russia activists back in court on controversial 'terror' trial

Sanktpeterburg - Two Russian leftist activists returned to court Tuesday to face controversial terror charges of belonging to a group that plotted attacks but who supporters say are victims of a security services conspiracy and torture.

US urges Afghans to unite for Taliban talks amid election dispute

Washington - The United States on Tuesday urged Afghan leaders to unite for upcoming talks with the Taliban, pointedly not congratulating President Ashraf Ghani on his disputed victory.

Ethiopia to free dozens of opposition prisoners

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia announced Tuesday it would release dozens of high-profile prisoners from jail, including opposition activists held over an alleged coup and other high-ranking government critics.

Egypt's toppled 'Pharaoh' Hosni Mubarak defiant to the end

Apo - Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak ruled with an iron fist for 30 years before being deposed amid street protests, defending his chequered reign to the end.He died Tuesday aged 91.

Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak dead at 91

Apo - Egypt's former long-time president Hosni Mubarak died Tuesday at age 91 at Cairo's Galaa military hospital, his family and state TV said.His son Alaa Mubarak tweeted that "this morning my father, president Mubarak, passed away".

EU warns Britain to keep to Brexit promises

Apo - EU ministers gathering Tuesday to adopt a joint negotiating stance on future ties with Britain warned London it must first respect a treaty struck last year that eased the terms of its Brexit.

Merkel's would-be successors announce bids for party leader

Berlin - Political heavyweights in Germany's ruling CDU announced on Tuesday their bids for the crisis-wracked party's top job, with a staunch ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel and her nemesis jumping into the race.

Democrats to use debate to try to blunt Sanders momentum

Washington - Democrats take the stage for a debate in South Carolina on Tuesday in what could be the final opportunity for Joe Biden and the party's other presidential candidates to halt Bernie Sanders' drive to the nomination.

Graft trial begins for Armenia's ousted president

Yerevan - Former Armenian president Serzh Sarkisian on Tuesday went on trial charged with corruption in a case supporters claim is politically-motivated, nearly two years after his ouster in a popular uprising.

Estonia's far-right junior govt party holds torchlight march

Tallinn - Thousands of supporters of Estonia's far-right populist EKRE party, a junior partner in the governing coalition, held a torchlight march marking independence day in the capital Tallinn on Monday.

Brazilian directors come out fighting at Berlin film festival

Berlin - With nearly 20 films on the programme and a spot on the jury for acclaimed director Kleber Mendonca Filho, Brazilian cinema is having a moment at the Berlin film festival.

EU envoys meet to seal Brexit talks red lines

Apo - EU envoys meet on Monday to finalise a negotiating mandate for Brexit trade talks with Britain, with France insisting on strict red lines to uphold European standards.

Lesotho PM under pressure to resign over probe of estranged wife's murder

Maseru - Pressure mounted on Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane to step down Monday as he appeared in court over the murder of his estranged wife after failing to turn up for a hearing last week.

Merkel's crisis-hit CDU launches leadership race

Berlin - Germany's centre-right CDU said Monday it would choose a new leader at a special congress on April 25, as the crisis-racked party hopes to halt a slide in the polls and end speculation about who could succeed veteran Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Human rights under assault worldwide: UN chief

Geneva - UN chief Antonio Guterres launched a "call to action" on Monday against rising attacks on human rights, highlighting the persecution of minorities and "alarming levels of femicide".

Expelled Wall Street Journal reporters leave China after headline row

Bejing - Two Wall Street Journal reporters left China on Monday after being expelled over a controversial headline in an op-ed that angered Beijing.

Turmoil in Malaysia as PM Mahathir resigns

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigned Monday in a shock move as his alliance that came to power less than two years ago unravelled, but he was reappointed as interim leader by the king.

Thailand denies PM aided Malaysia 1MDB graft scandal

Bangkok - Thailand's government threatened legal action on Monday against a banned opposition party which claimed Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha aided in the cover-up of Malaysia's 1MDB graft scandal by harbouring a fugitive financier.

French court delays fraud trial for ex-premier Fillon

Paris - French former prime minister Francois Fillon and his wife Penelope appeared in court on Monday over claims they embezzled over one million euros in an alleged fake-jobs fraud.

Virus-hit China set to postpone parliament for first time in decades

Bejing - China is expected to decide Monday whether to postpone its annual parliament session for the first time since the Cultural Revolution as the country battles the coronavirus outbreak.

Upbeat Trump leaves for 'biggest event' ever in India

Washington - President Donald Trump left for India on Sunday, buoyed by disarray among his Democratic opponents and predicting that "many millions" will greet him on a lightning visit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Trump advisor asserts seeing no intel of Russia meddling

Washington - President Donald Trump's national security advisor said Sunday he had seen no intelligence that Russia was again meddling in the US elections in favor of his boss.

Vietnamese dissident monk who was a Nobel Prize nominee dies at 93

Hanoi - Thich Quang Do, a dissident Buddhist monk who has effectively been under house arrest since 2003 and was nominated multiple times for the Nobel Peace Prize, has died aged 93.

Sequins, skin and politics as Rio carnival opens

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro kicked off its annual carnival parades Sunday in a swirl of glitter, sequins and barely covered skin, an over-the-top spectacle that this year is packed with political commentary on Brazil's far-right government.

Sanders wins big in Nevada, stretching lead in Democratic race

Las Vegas - Progressive firebrand Bernie Sanders earned a decisive victory Saturday in the Nevada caucuses, solidifying his frontrunner status in the race to choose the Democratic nominee who faces President Donald Trump in November's election.

Germany's extreme right under pressure after attacks

Berlin - The extreme political right in Germany is on the defensive and stands accused of inciting last week's racist attacks in Hanau and others with its anti-migrant diatribes. Some have even asked that the hard right be subjected to police surveillance.

Caught between extremes, Merkel's party mired in crisis

Berlin - Senior members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling Christian Democratic Union warned Saturday the party was in crisis as it tries to keep its distance from both the hard right and left.

S.Sudan rebel leader Machar sworn in as vice president

Juba - South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as first vice president on Saturday, formally rejoining the government in the latest bid to bring peace to a nation ravaged by war.
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